The Arkadina Project (FringeNYC)
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The Arkadina Project (FringeNYC)

The Arkadina Project (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(19 Ratings)
Members say
Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: The Arkadina Project is a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull”. Follow Kostya, Nina and Masha on their struggles with celebrity obsession, unrequited love and parental suffocation. Adult, witty, and makes you feel guilty for laughing so hard.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (19)

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116 Reviews | 18 Followers

See it if you really like the Seagul, or like stories about teenage angst

Don't see it if you don't understand, or don't want to remember the trauma that teens feel.

10 Reviews | 5 Followers

See it if You've seen or read The Seagull or read the Wikipedia entry, and are curious what a modern version with social media would be like

Don't see it if You're sick of mediated communication (altho that's the point), or you have low tolerance for decent concepts that aren't quite there yet

4 Reviews | 3 Followers
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Intense, Must see

See it if You enjoy dark humor, Chekhov, and heart wrenching emotions that will make you bi-polar. A Great piece of theater that I thoroughly enjoyed

Don't see it if You hate dark humor, Chekhov, and heart wrenching emotions that will make you bi-polar.

4 Reviews | 3 Followers
Hilarious, Edgy, Clever

See it if You enjoy dark comedies that make you think while you laugh, or if you're interested in a brand new, modern take on an old classic.

Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable with adult themes and foul language.

4 Reviews | 3 Followers
Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if really fun

Don't see it if stuck-up

1 Review | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if This well written adaptation of "The seagull" brings an entertaining laugh out loud show you just must see! Loved it!

Don't see it if If your looking for your average sugar coated love story this isn't it. There is a love triangle but it's anything but sugary.

1 Review | 1 Follower
Ambitious, Edgy, Funny, Must see, Quirky

See it if You like comedy. You like birds. You like crazy costumes. You like great actors doing an awesome job.

Don't see it if You don't like profanity.

1 Review | 1 Follower
Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky, Original, Must see

See it if You like dark comedy and good acting

Don't see it if Looking for a G rated show.

Critic Reviews (2)

August 19th, 2016

"Top-notch quintessential fringe…'The Seagull' is the template, and they run with it like running with scissors. The solid script, updated with a bad mouth and attitude, allows the huge reflex to comedy to float above the tragedy…There's precision direction, four all-around excellent actors, fluid minimal set, and a smart structure… If you know Chekhov's 'Seagull' you'll appreciate the echoes. If you don't, you'll applaud the sheer entertaining theatricality."
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Theatre is Easy
August 22nd, 2016

"The writers took a risk with a piece that plays more like a spoof than an adaptation. Chekhov die-hards might find its deviation difficult to digest; others may find it amusing. But the makers behind this production are well aware that it is, indeed, not for everyone. Nonetheless, with a retelling or modernization of an old piece, there is an opportunity to capitalize on the exigency of the story in its new context: why this play now? I wished to have a better understanding of the stakes."
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